Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Morning Poetry


There is this cave
in the air behind my body
that nobody is going to touch:
a cloister, a silence
closing around a blossom of fire.
When I stand upright in the wind
my bones turn to dark emeralds.
~ from The Jewel by James Wright


Happy Sunday, my friends.


Claustro del Monasteriro de Sant Cugat by Renante El Pintor de Fuego.

17 comments:

Gillian said...

Oh I like this. "My bones turn to dark emeralds"....oooooh....love that.!~
Poetry can simply make your day, and this one just did.
Thanks honey bunch! xo

Jessica said...

I've forgotten how much I love to read poetry. Happy Sunday, friend.

Gigi said...

Oh, Relyn, James Wright is in my top, top group of favorite poets, and this is one of those poems that I have read (and taught) dozens of times, each time finding something new in it. Thanks for sharing it here this morning. It gives me chills every time.

xoxo Gigi

Char said...

wow wow wow - that shot is just stunning.

beautiful words too

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This one I had to read a few times...and think about it. I love to start my day thinking...thank you.

Sue

jacqueline said...

such beautiful poetry! thank you for sharing.

ELK said...

thank you ..i enjoyed staying here awhile to let the words and image wash over me!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful
Love you

Meri said...

Like Gillian, I love the last line. I've been writing and reading poetry lately. Part of the process of processing the photography and writing workshops, I think.

cinner said...

Hi you left a comment on my blog when we did The simple things with Christina, and I have meant to get here much sooner. I love your blog. so now I am a follower. It is just that simple. lol.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Lovely!!!

S. Etole said...

This is so rich.

Dandy said...

I haven't read poetry in ages. Thank you for slowing me down to take a moment.

gkgirl said...

wow.

wow.

i am silenced by this.

that last line.

sallymandy said...

Just gorgeous...photo and poem. Thank you.

elizabeth said...

oh, that last line. wow.

i love the pairing. that photo is hauntingly beautiful.

robin-bird said...

There is this cave
in the air behind my body
that nobody is going to touch:
a cloister, a silence
closing around a blossom of fire.
When I stand upright in the wind
my bones turn to dark emeralds.
~ from The Jewel by James Wright

this is a beautiful choice. the words and imagery they conjure will be in my dreams tonight and i will feel lifted above my mortal life. thank you my sweet peach of a girl.

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